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  1. 7 hours ago, cossieuk said:

    In the emails they sent out begging for money for the lawsuits, in the small print it mentioned that half of all money received would be used to pay reelection debts

    Yeah, but no. The fine print actually means that half of that money goes to an actual "defense fund" after the legal limit of $5000 to the turd campaign and $35.500 to the RNC is paid. It's a money grab.

    On 11/10/2020 at 12:21 PM, FundinStrongarm said:

    Ugh. Congress has ceded so much power to the executive branch already. That's why the president can issue executive orders and change things all over the place. It wasn't right when Obama did it, nor Trump, nor Biden. Congress needs to take back its authority.

    It was actually not "not right" when Obama did it. Obama had McTurtle who stonewalled every. single. bill. He still does. Congress is broken. McTurtle broke it. Harry Reid started down that path I'll admit that, but McTurtle took Reid's path and amped it up to over 9000. The fact of the matter is that the Democrats and non-Republican leaning population are in the majority in the US. The Electoral Collage system ensures that a minority rule is possible. As such, the GOP has power, far more than it deserves based on the popular vote. So when a President like Obama is faced with a Senate that stonewalls everything, one has to force policy by executive order.

    You could argue that Turd also had that right when the House flipped in 2018, but even when Turd had the House and the Senate, the GOP was unable to accomplish anything. Sure, they had their tax cut to benefit the rich, but for fucks sake, they wanted to replace the ACA with something more suiting their demented vision. They could have written up anything. They didn't, because even the most ardent Turd supporter knew that if they actually replaced the ACA, they would hurt their constituents. Two years they had to do so, they announced plans before day one. They are still talking about Turd's plan for replacing it.

    Ruling as President by executive order is not something that should be done. But in the face of a Congress that stonewalls, like McTurtle's plan has been for the past 10 years.. it can be needed.

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  2. On 10/10/2020 at 8:42 PM, Dorf said:

    You know when they have fucked up and bad when you log in after a long time and notice there is no in-game store anymore lol.

    Instead they have an external store.

    Which is exactly the same store, with the same shitty UX, but now in a full browser window!

  3. Hi folks.

    Apologies for the recent SSL certificate errors that were popping up on the site. Apparently the program responsible for renewing that broke on my server. I've been swamped with work and didn't notice until today.

    Everything should be fine now and no longer pose a problem in the future.

    Cheers!

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  4. On 6/21/2020 at 5:18 AM, Splay said:

    Instead they stayed home.

    Well, not really, they kinda got trolled by some 50-ish year old grandmother (must be america at that age...) who got her tiktok followers to reserve tickets and it kind of snowballed...

    A good thing for public health I suppose.

  5. 11 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    And the greater irony to this is that the incidents in many of the major cities (which are also Democrat controlled btw), don't make it onto the MSM, for example:

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    There's more going on here than the so-called "peaceful protests", and all it's doing is giving people two choices.... either the red pill or the giant red suppository and also...

    Well it's no surprise that the mostly democrat controlled cities have incidents. Most cities are democrat controlled, even in deep red states. Some of those headlines in the image are very odd though.. 1000 protesters did not clash with police and the secret service at the white house. The secret service (not DC police) just outright unleashed teargas and rubber bullets on them, also beating up anyone in their path, because the big orange baby with the tiny hands wanted a photo op.

  6. I wholeheartedly agree with this man. A lawyer who always tries to show both sides of an argument. What happened at Lafayette, beating, gassing and shooting peaceful protesters (including the fucking priest in charge of that church!), just so Trump could get a photo op.. where are second amendment goons now? This is _precisely_ what the second amendment was for.

  7. 3 hours ago, FundinStrongarm said:

    I read it from a news reporter that cover the White House. Lights off at 11pm.

    Also, the photo shown is from 5 years ago.

    https://apnews.com/afs:Content:8983690810

    Hmm, odd. Then why the heck would Mr Fake News himself not dispute the claims?

    To be honest, this AP link is the only site that claims the lights were on that I can find. Most other news sites (including Fox) show the lights out.

  8. On 6/1/2020 at 4:21 PM, FundinStrongarm said:

    I read that the lights get turned off at 11pm every night. Not sure if that is true but this could be a big nothing burger.

    That was according to one of Trump's spokespeople. The lights typically remain on through the night, with an exception for the death of a president.

    If they had said "we turned off the lights to coincide with the curfew", it might have been a reasonable argument. This one was just nonsense.

  9. 1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

     

    And you just proved your own point. Deflect and deny. It's always someone else. I'm done with you.

    The corruption in the Trump admin is clear and well documented. If you're too blind to see it, fine.

  10. 1 hour ago, Almagnus1 said:

    What kind of idiot expects a celebrity CEO to act like a politician?

    The American people expect a President, not some toddler. But then again, it's not Trump's fault entirely. Yes, he is an extreme narcissist, extremely insecure, a racist, sexist and unintelligent bordering on downright stupid. However, these characteristics get exacerbated by his dementia, of which he shows all the classic symptoms. Yes the Dems made an insanely bad choice picking Hillary as the candidate for 2016, any other candidate would have defeated Trump by a landslide. Many Trump voters regret their vote now, but hindsight is always 20/20.

    While many Americans might have expected Trump to be the dumbfuck he is, what they did not expect is how obviously corrupt he and his administration is. Nor did they expect that the GOP as a whole would heel and give him free berth. For the US to become a civilised nation again, Trump will have to go. McConnell will have to go, along with a few others like Graham, Nunes and Gaetz. These people are not governing, they are just obstructing everything. Now, we all know Nunes is a snake and Gaetz loves the spotlight. We also know that McConnell has had his panties in a knot since Obama won a second term. But Graham has disappointed. He used to be a man with a moral compass.

  11. 5 minutes ago, Almagnus1 said:

    And this, ladies and gentlemen, is what happens when a leftist gets detached from reality so they can no longer distinguish between President Trump and Trump the Showman.

    Thank you for proving my point 😃

    Trump has never been a president. He's treated the presidency as one long episode of the apprentice.

  12. 16 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    And even more proof that the Democrats (and the news media) have completely lost it, articles like https://www.nytimes.com/2020/05/24/us/politics/trump-2020-election-voting-rights.html that start out with really bad fan fiction:

    Anyone that believes this drivel needs to go seek counseling as they've become detached from reality.

    Well, technically, no.. it's not that far fetched. Trump, his campaign and some of the extreme right wing media are already working on building the narrative that the election will be rife with voter fraud. Just like he claimed in 2016 by the way, to which even his own "special committee" nor the Senate couldn't find a shred of evidence for. With the current COVID-19 situation and states moving to send everyone absentee ballot applications to protect the public, he's throwing a tantrum for the swing states or democratic states (the traditional red states are fine obviously), even throwing in "THEY'RE COMING FOR YOUR GUNS" bullcrap.

    The fact that Trump himself is using mail-in voting is obviously not an issue, after all, he's trustworthy right? The entire GOP strategy of closing polling stations in areas with a largely african-american or latino population, or even just democrat leaning voters, will be out the window. It's all fraudulent. Just look at his unhinged twitter ranting about it. It's only ok if it benefits the GOP.

    While it might sound far-fetched, Trump not accepting the outcome of the election is VERY realistic. He refused to state he would accept the results during the 2016 debates, spewing his usual rubbish. Then at his own rally....

     

  13. Hi all,

    For the few of you who have ads enabled (thank you, it helps pay for about 2.5% of the cost of running this site), you might have noticed ads popping up that promote bitcoin scams. Since Google broke the Publisher Toolbar which allowed me to quickly ban those ads, plus the "blocking controls" on the publisher panel, I'm having a very hard time blocking them. I don't want those ads on here, but unfortunately I can't fix it right now.

    To those who don't allow ads:

    I understand, but please consider whitelisting the site and maybe occasionally clicking one. The cost of running this website is about 75 euros a year. Currently, the ads bring in about ~30 cents a month. While I'm happy to keep it running out of my own pocket, every little helps. So if you want, please whitelist the site in your adblocker. I won't implement any sort of "you're blocking our ads" thing, I hate them as much as you do, I will just ask.

    Cheers.

  14. Well the spread really comes down to two factors:

    1. How dense the population is.

    2. How dense the population is.

    We're doing the social distancing thing here in the Netherlands. At first most people weren't taking it too serious, but now that there's fines imposed on gathering in groups (to the tune of 400+ euros for individuals), people are finally taking note and doing the responsible thing.

  15. 3 hours ago, Almagnus1 said:

    Yes, because being the democratic party's bitch is how you be a decent human being.....

    No, by not locking up people in massively overcrowded cells is how you are a decent human being. Or by not locking up underage kids or even babies in cages without proper healthcare is how you are a decent human being. Or by not constantly inciting hate. Or by making not constantly rubbing shoulders with billionaires while shafting the workers you supposedly care about at your campaign rallies. George W Bush was a horrible president, but he at least had a good amount of decency and moral fiber. Trump has none.

  16. 20 hours ago, karac avalron said:

    Whomever is now employed who wasnt prior. Many non partisan reporting outlets, like the ADP national employment report https://www.adpemploymentreport.com/  has shown month after month of job growth. Im not sure how job growth translates into only a handful of people benefiting but I will read with great anticipation your non biased and non partisan reply.  😀 

    I think Doro is referring to the fact that while many people over the past decade have seen their unemployment finally end (after the great recession), they're not seeing much if any improvement in their financial situation. The majority of the wealth keeps shifting towards the already wealthy. The overwhelming majority (>90%) of the wealth in the US is in the hands of the top ~10% income levels, with over 40% in the hands of the "1%" and with the GOP tax cuts of 2017 the balance shifts even more towards them, leaving a massive deficit Or to put it visually: 

     

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